Positive strides despite pandemic

by Rachel Cunningham
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The NOAC Local Authority Performance Indicator Report 2020 has shown that South Dublin County Council made advances last year, in particular in the areas of roads maintenance, social home reletting, citizen engagement and business support, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Despite COVID-19, some strides were made by the local authority to improve community experience. From an environmental perspective, the Council investigated and closed almost 5,500 pollution cases and 13,721 LED lights were in operation in the public lighting system by the end of the year.

Other positives include approval of 610 trading online vouchers to support South Dublin County businesses to increase their online offering by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO), which is also provided mentoring to 441 people or businesses. Furthermore, South Dublin Libraries recorded over 50,000 registered members.

Commenting on the report, Lorna Maxwell, Director of Corporate Performance and Change Management at South Dublin County Council, said: “South Dublin County Council continued to provide hundreds of services throughout 2020, despite the challenge and uncertainty of Covid-19 and the constraints of public health restrictions.

At the same time, we played a vital role in the national response to the pandemic, supporting communities, businesses and local economies.

“We are continually seeking to improve services and increase efficiency and did manage to make progress in a range of areas last year. Now that we are in a more certain situation with regard to Covid, we will build on our progress, continue to innovate and deliver quality public services.”

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